David Rawlings Lyrics

Yup by David Rawlings

There was an old man who lived over the hill
If he ain't dead yet he's a living there still
Yup, yup

Oh well, the devil come up to him one day
Said one of your family I'm gonna take away
Yup, yup

Well please don't take my eldest son
There's work on the farm that's got to be done
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Well it's-a not your eldest son I crave
It's your stol'den wife I'm gonna take her away
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Now the old man jumped up with a start
Saying you can take her with all of my heart
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So the devil picked her up upon his back
He looked like an eagle stretched on a rack
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And he carried her on 'bout a mile down the road
Saying oh woman, you're a hell of a load
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And he carried her down to the gates of Hell
Saying "Poke up the fire, we'll scorch her well!"
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There were two little devils with a ball and chain
Up with her foot, she kicked out their brains
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And nine little devils went climbing up the walls
Saying take her back, daddy, she'll murder us all
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I woke up the next morning, I peeked out of the crack
I see the old devil just a-dragging her back
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Saying here's your wife both sound and well
If I kept her there longer she'd've torn up hell
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Well it only goes to show what a woman can do
She can whoop up the devil and her husband too
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Shows one advantage women have over man
They can go down to hell and come back again
Yup, yup
Yup, yup

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